The Star Wars saga is known for introducing audiences to a variety of strange and peculiar locales, whether they be inhospitable climates or worlds full of strange creatures. The Last Jedi continued this tradition by introducing audiences to Ahch-To, where Luke Skywalker sought refuge and isolation after he failed to train Ben Solo. To celebrate the locale, an Irish tourism organization created a behind-the-scenes look at Skellig Michael, which you can watch below.
The above video not only offers a variety of glimpses at the gorgeous landscapes of the
Another interesting reveal in the video above is a glimpse of a puffin, a species which populates the island, as it's also a bird sanctuary. It was these birds that actually inspired the
“You physically can’t get rid of them, and digitally removing them is an issue and a lot of work, so let’s just roll with it, play with it," designer Jake Lunt Davies told StarWars.com. "And so I think [writer/director Rian Johnson] thought, 'Well, that’s great, let’s have our own indigenous species.'"
"We’d already started work on the Caretakers, which again was a brief from Rian," Davies recalled. "We’d just been told 'puffin people.' Yeah, there was going to be this race of people and puffins again were a source of inspiration for Rian. The puffins were sort of a big influence on everything, really."
You can see Ahch-To in The Last Jedi, in theaters now.